Giovana Mendes Teles

Giovana Mendes Teles

Goiânia, Brazil
Majors: Nutrition Science; Psychological Sciences
Minors: Chemistry; Biology

Tell us why you chose Purdue University for your undergraduate education.

When I was applying to college, I wanted to be part of a big community. I was looking for a university that would offer me unimaginable opportunities as well as the chance to interact with people from all over the world. Purdue is a very diverse campus, and its diversity brings so much to the table. I have met people from many different backgrounds, and this has helped me grow in my awareness of different cultures.

How would you describe the faculty and staff in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS)?

HELPFUL! During my time at Purdue, I have never had an unpleasant encounter with any HSS faculty and staff. They have all been very friendly and seemed to genuinely care about me.

What advice would you give international students who are about to start their first year at Purdue?

Come to Purdue with an open mind. 

What is your favorite thing about Purdue?

It is hard to name only one thing. I really love the campus and the many research opportunities Purdue offers its students.